Luton Airport Parkway railway station


Luton Airport Parkway railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Luton Airport Parkway


manager = First Capital Connect
locale = Luton
borough = Luton
usage0405 = 1.887
usage0506 = 2.157
usage0607 = 2.365
platforms = 4
code = LTN
start = November 1999
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Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire, England. The station opened in 1999 and is located south-east of Luton and west of the airport.

The station is located on the Midland Main Line and is served by First Capital Connect (FCC) and East Midlands Trains trains. From the station, you can travel north to Bedford, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Nottingham. Passengers can also travel south to St Albans, London, Wimbledon, Sutton, London Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

The station will be the first on the Thameslink route to have its platforms extended in order to handle twelve-coach trains as part of the Thameslink Programme [cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7059432.stm|title=Work begins on Thameslink project |date=2007-10-24|publisher=BBC News|accessdate=2008-07-06] .

Services

The typical off-peak service from this station is as follows:

*4 tph to Brighton via London and Gatwick Airport (First Capital Connect)
*2 tph to Sutton via London and Wimbledon (First Capital Connect)
*1 tph to London St Pancras International (East Midlands Trains)
*2 tph to Luton only (First Capital Connect)
*4 tph to Luton and Bedford (all stations) (First Capital Connect)
*1 tph to Derby via Leicester (fast to Bedford) (East Midlands Trains)

*East Midlands Trains InterCity services from Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham run through at high speed, but do not stop. Interchange with InterCity services can be made at Luton and St Pancras International.
*Some East Midlands services will extend to Lincoln via Newark and Melton Mowbray via Corby from December 2008.

huttle bus service

A shuttle bus services operates between the station and the airport, with a journey time of about ten minutes. Since 20 January 2008 this service has been contracted to FCC who now charge rail ticket holders £1 and other passengers £1.50. In exchange FirstGroup (the parent company of FCC) have invested £1.3 million in 4 new articulated Wright StreetCar buses, which have double the capacity of the previous fleet of buses. [cite news| url=http://www.lutononsunday.com/lutononsunday%2Dnews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=250004| publisher=Luton on Sunday| date=2008-01-20| title=Airport shuttle bus will charge in future| accessdate=2008-01-20]

Station facilities

*Four platforms
*Four waiting rooms
*Newsagent/Cafe
*Telephones
*ATM
*FastTicket machine
*Toilets
*Multistorey car park (£4.60 per day as of October 2007)
*Free 20 minute wait car park

*The station has a PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together for a cheaper price. It is in the same area as Luton and Leagrave stations.

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